It is with great pleasure that Rea Estates offer to the sales market this substantial 4 Bedroom Period Property, boasting an elevated position within High Bondgate, which dates from the 16th century and is probably the oldest site of inhabitancy in the town. The house has stunning open views across the viaduct, which was originally built in 1857 to carry the Bishop Auckland to Durham City railway line across the River Wear and the Newton Cap Bank that leads down to the river.
The market town of Bishop Auckland is located
approximately 12 miles northwest of Darlington, 12 miles southwest of Durham and 5 miles southeast of Crook at the confluence of the River Wear with its tributary the River Gaunless. For the commuter the A689 leads on to the A688 and the A1 (M) for travel both North and South.
The property contains a wealth of original period features maintaining a considerable amount of charm and appeal throughout and is now being offered for sale for only the second time since 1955.
Warmed via Gas Central Heating and benefitting from uPVC Double Glazing, the internal layout briefly comprises, Entrance Hallway, a well proportioned Lounge with walk in bay window to the front elevation, Dining Room, fitted Kitchen, Utility Room and Cloakroom/Wc.
To the first floor there is a spacious landing, a Family Bathroom and Three Bedrooms.
A staircase rises to the second floor and Bedroom Four.
Occupying an extremely generous corner plot the property has an enclosed garden to the rear. A double garage and driveway provide ample off road parking facilities. A cellar, which is accessible to the front of the house could be utilised by someone working from home or for a number of purposes.
In our opinion this property which is offered for sale with no onward chain, will make an exceptional family home for the discerning purchaser and therefore only an internal inspection will truly suffice to fully appreciate the accommodation on offer.
Composite entrance door opening to hallway with cornice to ceiling, central heating radiator and staircase rising to the first floor. Doors to:
Lounge: 18'0 x 13'06 (5.49m x 4.11m)
A lovely room of generous proportions with walk in bay window to the front elevation, boasting open views and also allowing lots of natural light to flood the room.
Cornice and ceiling rose, timber ceiling beam, picture rail, three wall light points, feature fire surround housing an electric fire and two central heating radiators. Double doors opening to the dining room.
20'03 x 15'09 max (6.09m x 4.80m)
An ?L' shaped dining room providing ample space for family dining and entertaining. Timber ceiling beams, wall mounted gas fire, central heating radiator, two double glazed windows, French doors opening to a lean to, doors to kitchen and to hallway.
Kitchen: 12'11 x 8'02 (3.94m x 2.49m)
Fitted with a range of base and wall units, complimentary work surfaces and tiled splash backs. Electric cooker point with Bosch extractor hood, space for free standing fridge freezer and plumbing for dishwasher. Double glazed window to the side elevation, central heating radiator, tiled flooring and door to utility room.
Utility Room: 9'09 x 8'01 (2.97m x 2.46m)
The utility room provides space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and further white goods and is fitted with a base and wall unit. Tiled flooring, double glazed window and external door opening to the side elevation. Door to:
Comprising, low level w/c and wash hand basin inset to vanity unit. Wall mounted extractor fan, central heating radiator, tiled flooring and obscure double glazed window.
First Floor Landing
Spindle balustrade, cornice to ceiling, two double glazed windows to the side elevation and staircase rising to the second floor.
Master Bedroom: 17'06 max x 12'0 (5.33m x 3.66m)
A well proportioned double bedroom with walk in bay window to the front elevation, again boasting far reaching views across the surrounding countryside. Cornice to ceiling, picture rail to wall, built in storage cupboard and two wall light points. Door to family bathroom.
Family Bathroom: 10'06 x 5'01 (3.20m x 1.55m)
The family bathroom is accessible from both the landing and the master bedroom.
Fitted with a white suite comprising, electric shower and glass screen over panelled bath, low level w/c and wash hand basin inset to vanity unit. Central heating radiator and double glazed window to the rear elevation.
Bedroom Two: 11'03 x 8'06 (3.43m x 2.59m)
A dual aspect double bedroom with double glazed windows to both the front and side elevation, cornice to ceiling, built in storage cupboard and central heating radiator.
Bedroom Three: 10'08 x 6'09 (3.25m x 2.06m)
Double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, timber ceiling beam and central heating radiator.
Built in storage cupboard and door to:
Bedroom Four: 13'03 x 13'03 max (4.04m x 4.04m)
A third double bedroom with Velux window to the rear, eaves storage cupboards and central heating radiator.
Cellar: 15'04 x 12'0 (4.67m x 3.66m)
The cellar is easily accessible via a separate doorway to the front of the house and could be utilised as office space or for a number of purposes.
A concealed hatch in the lounge also provides access to the cellar if required.
To the rear of the house there is a delightful walled enclosed garden, which is laid partly to lawn with paved walkways and raised flower beds containing an array of mature plants, trees and shrubs. A raised patio area provides an ideal spot for ?al fresco' dining and entertaining.
Double gates open to a driveway, which provide added off road parking facilities and lead to a detached double garage, with electric door, pedestrian door to rear, eaves storage, power and lighting. A brick built outhouse provides added storage facilities.